July 1, 2016, EVANSVILLE, IN — Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology and Evansville Cancer Center/Vantage Oncology have been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.
The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with over 600 accredited sites, and 27 years of accreditation experience. The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
“We’re proud to once again achieve this prestigious distinction,” said Jon D. Frazier, MD, radiation oncologist and medical director of both facilities. “The awarding of the ACR accreditation is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In fact, quality and patient care are consistently the priority focus in our strategic plans and goals.”
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.
About Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology and Evansville Cancer Center:
Vantage Oncology provides radiation therapy at Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology and Evansville Cancer Center. Vantage Oncology includes more than 50 cancer treatment centers in 13 states providing quality, personalized cancer care in a community setting. Evansville Cancer Center is located at 700 N. Burkhardt Road in Evansville, Indiana, and Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology is located at 4055 Gateway Boulevard in Newburgh, Indiana on the Deaconess Gateway campus. The two full-service oncology centers offer extensive, state-of-the-art technology and a full range of oncology services in a comfortable and healing environment including providing comprehensive radiation therapy services, pain management, chemotherapy infusion, psychological and spiritual support, individual cancer education and guidance, nutritional counseling, cancer rehabilitation, financial counseling and insurance assistance, community education and lending libraries. The center provides cancer education, support services and state-of-the-art therapies in an emotionally and spiritually healing environment.
About Vantage Oncology:
Founded in October 2002, Manhattan Beach, California-based Vantage Oncology, LLC is a leading national provider of radiation oncology, medical oncology and other value-based integrated cancer care services and is owned by McKesson Specialty Health. The company’s founding principles were to address the growing need among cancer patients, hospitals and physicians for accessible and advanced cancer treatments. Vantage currently operates 50 treatment facilities in 13 states. For more information about Vantage, visit www.vantageoncology.com.